When you're deciding which school is right for you, rankings and accreditations are something to consider. They can tell you a lot about a school's priorities. Nova Southeastern University has built a reputation for producing confident, capable, caring professionals who make a difference in the lives of people in Florida and around the world.

Our small classes, low student-to-faculty ratio, and outcomes are all reasons why publications such as U.S. News & World Report consider NSU to be a top-ranked university and a national leader in education. We care about making a positive impact on the world, starting with our students.

NSU Sharks Come From All Over the World

NSU's 22,000+ enrolled students come from more than 115 countries and all 50 U.S. states! (62% are from racial or ethnic minorities.) Our current student body includes:

  • 9,565 graduate students
  • 6,971 undergraduate students
  • 4,411 professional students
  • 2,000 University School students

Each year, NSU awards 7,000+ degrees, which means our alumni community is always growing. Today, there are more than 210,000 NSU alumni worldwide.

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250+ Sponsored Research Projects at NSU

Addressing Critical Areas Such As Anticancer Therapies, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Coral Reef Restoration, Stem Cells, Shark DNA Forensics, and More

Research at NSU is supported by 100+ external agencies, including the National Science Foundation, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Education, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association, and the Department of defense.

NSU is only 1 of 59 universities nationwide recognized by the Carnegie Foundation for both High Research Activity and Community Engagement

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Student-Athletes Fuel Shark Pride

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NSU Sharks have brought home 11 NCAA Division II National Championships, including the 2023 Men’s Basketball, Women’s Swimming, and Men's Golf titles.

NSU is home to 19 NCAA Division II teams: men's baseball, basketball, cross country, golf, lacrosse, soccer, swimming, and track; and women's basketball, cross country, golf, lacrosse, rowing, soccer, softball, swimming, tennis, track, and volleyball. 

Shark athletes are leaders on the field and in the classroom. For 25 consecutive semesters, the departmental GPA for student-athletes has exceeded the 3.0 benchmark.  

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